We need a future in which everyone is involved in making a good society and work place...not just the 'leaders', surely.
People who organise these very common, 'future leaders of society and business' type courses and events seem to think its a positive contribution to a more progressive world, or better business anyway.
They dont seem to focus on the basic structural elements going on in the very idea of their being leaders. It means everyone else, apart from that small percentage of leaders, is a follower, a subservient, a 'do what the leaders decide' robot....how democratic and empowering can it be when from 80% to 99% of people are pushed down like that?
Sometimes these things say that a good leader needs to be accessible and listen to staff, to play their part in enabling others and improving society, etc... if that is the actual aim then why not make ALL staff equal? Why not make it a workers cooperative in which every single member of staff gets an equal say in how the organisation is run, what it produces, how it connects to the wider community and environment...and in how the profits are shared?
Why not a society in which there are no hugely powerful leaders or an inflexible hierarchy which holds most of us down at a powerless bottom?
THAT is a really progressive work place and society.